Whether you’re preparing for a move, spring cleaning or just looking for ways to keep yourself busy around the house, now is the perfect time to clear out the clutter — and earn some cold, hard cash.
Luckily, technology has made it easier than ever to sell anything from clothing and trinkets to furniture and appliances, all from the palm of your hand. There are a number of buying and selling apps with eager users looking for a good deal.
An added benefit? If you want to save money moving, getting rid of things (especially heavy, over-sized items), can reduce the weight of your load — and your bill.
The following are 5 of the most popular apps for selling your old stuff:
OfferUp (Ideal for selling: vehicles, furniture, appliances, sports gear, large items) — Essentially a mobile-friendly version of Craigslist, OfferUp emphasizes local sales, which means you can sell everything from vehicle and electronics to furniture and appliances. The biggest plus? Listing an item is fast, easy and free. In fact, the company claims you can list an item for sale in 30 seconds or less. Buyers can then ask for more information or make an offer.
Chairish (Ideal for selling: antique and high-end furniture, décor, art, jewelry) — A chic, online consignment marketplace, Chairish is the perfect app for selling upscale home décor and family heirlooms. While listing is free, your item must be approved to be listed for sale. If it sells, Chairish takes a commission of up to 30 percent.
Facebook Marketplace (Ideal for selling: home décor, furniture, vehicles, baby items, lawn furniture, appliances — anything really) — With a large, captive audience, Facebook Marketplace offers a convenient way to sell your unwanted items using an app you likely already have on your phone. The process for listing an item is as simple as any of the apps. There are no fees and you can sell locally, but it’s up to you to work out delivery and payment.
eBay (Ideal for selling: big-ticket items, collectibles, memorabilia, brand-name items) — The original online marketplace, eBay boasts 147 million users. eBay also offers the convenience of two listing formats — auction or fixed-price. Fees for most sales are less than 10 percent and if your item doesn’t sell, you don’t pay anything. Sellers are paid via Paypal, credit or debit card or payment on pickup if your buyer is going to pick up the item in person.
Poshmark (Ideal for selling: clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories) — If you’re looking to get rid of some high-quality, gently used duds, Poshmark is a great option. More than just clothing, you can also sell handbags, shoes, jewelry and even makeup. The easy-to-use app is available for both iOS and Android. Keep in mind, Poshmark makes a commission with each sale: a flat $2.95 on sales under $15, and 20 percent on sales $15 and up.
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